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Food – In a History of Thousands of Years

The diet not only fitted the specific requirements of the inhabitants

and was shaped more by need work and living conditions than any consideration of pleasure or satisfaction.

From the Hunter gather to Primitive Communism and Communities in settlements and Domestication of animals and land for crops

The one single difference was that the “peasants” were landed not landless – 

As the Aborigines  belonged to the land but did not “own” it 

Ownership came with surpluses of food and exchange 

But also “threat” through power.

People who lived in cold damp climates found rich fatty foods were comforting and warming

In milder climates the labourer needed energy giving food to fuel the digging ploughing and harvesting tasks

And in tropical climates perspiration from the skin was  cooling, so spices encouraged evaporation of sweat

but also stimulated a thirst for fluid replacement.

Food traditions became the basic logic of food habits

complicated by shortages, surpluses and the introduction of new foods and attitudes

However I remind you that the landless peasants of the world one cereal and fish is they live near water and eat that to live.

A change in fortunes from Capitalism releases land for the landless –

In Britain as Minister for Food, I would create thousands of Smallholdings, Tenancies, Nationalise Crown lands and re-introduce Common Land.

There is a huge case for Education of the masses to home produce food for please and satisfaction.

This website is different as those who read it regularly know but it will disappear if readers do not encourage others 

The Radical



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